One of the things that has really gained in popularity is the use of ultrasound. This is something that is used as a tool in the medical field quite readily and it might actually be a surprise to you as to how many different uses this single tool has. One of the most common ways that it is used is in being able to view the unborn child when a woman is pregnant. It can help them to see the heartbeat as well as to keep an eye on how the child's growth is progressing.
Other uses of ultrasound may not be as well known but they are quite diverse. For example, it is used in some types of therapy in order to help sore and stiff muscles to heal. It is also used for individuals that have had broken bones because it may help to heal the bone at a faster rate. Even the type of ultrasound machines that are available are quite diverse, with some of them being rather large and others being quite portable. It is difficult to find any medical facility that does not have at least one of these machines in use for some purpose or another.
Another very common machine that has only been around for a matter of decades is the laser. This seemingly simple machine has many different industrial benefits that you may not consider at first. For example, you have the laser cutter which allows for very accurate cutting that is, quite honestly, not available if the material was being cut by any other type of machine. Another example is using lasers for measuring purposes as it allows for additional accuracy as well. This is especially important considering that many of the industries need to have the precision that is necessary from a laser and if it were not available, that precision would be very difficult to obtain.
These are just a couple of the examples of the many different industrial tools that are now being used, although they have only been in use for only a matter of decades. As industry continues to increase and the need for access to more diversity as far as tools are concerned grows, it is hard to know what we are going to come up with. One thing is certain, as long as the need is there, there will be something that comes along which fills that need.